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Irregular ear pressure/pulsing

Commented on February 11, 2014
Created February 10, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Hello,

I've been having some ear issues for the past two months. I would sometimes wake up with my right ear feeling swollen or full and pulsing at irregular intervals. It would come and go throughout the day and then would stop for a few days or a week and then return.

I am wondering if anyone has had experience with this and might know what might be causing this? The only thing I can think that has changed in my life style habits is that I began taking vitamin D and magnesium supplements daily. I seriously doubt that these supplements are causing this but my food intake has been more or less paleo (I'm trying to get myself to stop consuming snacks at work ) and I regularly work out or the very least run.

Any advice?

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on February 11, 2014
at 01:52 AM

It doesn't appear to be in time with my heartbeat but thanks for the info. :)

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on February 11, 2014
at 01:38 AM

I'll definitely check out an ENT next time. My ear seems to be better (after taking a hot shower and running) but who knows. Thanks.

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on February 10, 2014
at 02:29 AM

if the issue lies behind the ear drum, your doc aint gonna see anything.

do you have any other symptoms...? any balance probs

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on February 10, 2014
at 02:21 AM

I actually did see a doctor. They gave me antibiotics to take which I did and the pain didn't really go away. I went back to the doctor recently and she told me that my ear doesn't appear infected (when she looked inside) but she noticed what she called 'pressure' in my ear.

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on February 10, 2014
at 02:11 AM

have you been to see a Doctor? probably should if it persists

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on February 10, 2014
at 03:04 AM

The difference between a regular "doctor" and a qualified ENT is night and day. I had pressure and lack of hearing and the ND, regular doc, etc. pump endless amounts of water into them to clear the wax build up. Finally the ENT I went to pulled plugs of wax out with a tweezer in about 10 seconds of work. He would also be more judicious in the use of antibiotics without knowing what the cause was.

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on February 11, 2014
at 01:38 AM

I'll definitely check out an ENT next time. My ear seems to be better (after taking a hot shower and running) but who knows. Thanks.

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on February 11, 2014
at 01:51 AM

Does it pulse in time with your heartbeart? If so, it is pulsatile tinnitus. It can have a cause, but more often it is idiopathic.

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on February 11, 2014
at 01:52 AM

It doesn't appear to be in time with my heartbeat but thanks for the info. :)

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